Hester Lynch Thrale

1741 - 1821

Latin ode to Hester Thrale

  • Posted on: 20 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Written by Samuel Johnson in Skye on 6 September 1775. Published in [Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson by Hester Thrale, and also in Thraliana - December 1777 entry. On 6 September 1775 Samuel Johnson wrote a Latin Ode to Thrale whilst on a tour of the Scottish Shetlands. This is reproduced below on the left. On the right is an translation in English Sapphics by Jonathan B.P.J. Hadfield on 13 April 2004, who has very generously given Thrale.com consent to reproduce his work.